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streak

noun

1 streak

An unbroken series of events:
— Had a streak of bad luck.

synonym: run.

Roget 203: narrowness etc. adj.; closeness, exility; exiguity etc. (little) 193.    line; hair's breadth, finger's breadth; strip, streak, ... show more

Roget 259: furrow, groove, rut, sulcus [Anat.], scratch, streak, striae, crack, score, incision, slit; chamfer, fluting; ... show more

Roget 420: light, ray, beam, stream, gleam, streak, pencil; sunbeam, moonbeam; aurora.    day; sunshine; light of day, light of heaven; ... show more

Polish: passa, continuum, kontinuum



2 streak

A distinctive characteristic.

Polish: pasmo

3 streak

A narrow marking of a different color or texture from the background.

synonyms: bar, stripe.

Roget 200: length, longitude, span; mileage; distance etc. 196.    line, bar, rule, stripe, streak, spoke, radius.    ... show more

Roget 550: indication; symbolism, symbolization; semiology, semiotics, semeiology, semeiotics; Zeitgeist.    [means of recognition: property] characteristic, diagnostic; lineament, feature, ... show more

Dutch: streepje
Polish: prążek

4 streak

A sudden flash (as of lightning).

verb

1 streak

Move quickly in a straight line.

Roget 440: be variegated etc. adj.; variegate, stripe, streak, checker, chequer; bespeckle, speckle; besprinkle, sprinkle; stipple, maculate, ... show more

2 streak

Run naked in a public place.

3 streak

Mark with spots or blotches of different color or shades of color as if stained.

synonyms: blotch, mottle.


Moby thesaurus: X ray, actinic ray, actinism, animus, antelope, aptitude, arrow, atomic beam, atomic ray, band, bar, beam, beam of light, belt, bent, bespangle, bespeckle, bespot, bezel, bias ... show more.

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